The City of Pasadena has launched expedited permit and plan check processes to help dining and retail establishment comply with COVID-19 protocols and social distancing requirements. The City will also allow some restaurants to temporarily expand dining areas outdoors.
By News Desk
The expedited permits and plan check processes are now available through an online application portal. Qualified restaurant and retail businesses can apply for express plan checks for structural and non-structural tenant improvements, administrative conditional use permits for alcohol sales, expedited design reviews for qualified retail and restaurants, and temporary outdoor dining permits.
The new Pasadena code regulations and processes allow the following:
- Qualified restaurants seeking to temporarily expand their dining areas outdoors may be permitted to do so within an immediately adjacent sidewalk, alley, or parking lot area.
- Necessary design approvals for the temporary outdoor dining areas may also qualify for a three-day expedited review.
- Qualified dining and retail establishments will now be able to obtain tenant improvement permits in as little as one day for non-structural alterations and in five days for larger tenant improvements.
- Eligible existing restaurants and certain new restaurants seeking to serve alcohol can apply for an Administrative Conditional Use Permit, which will be processed in as little as five days.
The expedited process started on June 3. To learn more about these temporary regulations and processes, or to submit an online application, visit cityofpasadena.net/reopening-permits.
Source: City of Pasadena
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